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Week 10

BYE WEEK: HOU, NE, NYJ, TB

Player Notes, Rumors and Quotes:

After being carted off the field in the fourth quarter last week, when his head slammed to the ground after he took a hit on a pass over the middle, Chad Johnson (CIN) appears to have luckily avoided a serious injury. He reportedly had movement in all extremeties and was able to fly back with the team after being released from a Buffalo hospital last Sunday night. His status is in question for this week after coach Marvin Lewis said on Monday that he has a sprained neck. – Chris Henry (CIN) could move right into the starting lineup after being activated from the suspended list on Monday. On Tuesday Henry, the leagues #1 misbehaving receiver was allegedly involved with a man and a parking attendant over a $5 parking charge. Henry has not been charged with anything and a league official who reviewed the report said it would not affect his playing status. It only took 1 day for Henry to find an altercation, good thing he learned his lesson from that suspension. – Anthony Gonzalez (IND) is expected to be sidelined for multiple weeks after he dislocated his thumb on the first play last Sunday – Marvin Harrison (IND) has been limited by lingering knee problems and was restricted in practice on Wednesday and figures to be a game-time decision this Sunday. – Coach Mike Holmgren said Monday that Deion Branch (SEA) “should play” this Sunday after sitting out 3 games with a sprained foot, but Branch missed Wednesday’s practice and could be a game-time decision. – Darrell Jackson (SF) started and played most of last Sunday, but said this week that his quadriceps injury is not 100%. – Plaxico Burress (NYG) took part in some team drills on Wednesday, showing that the bye week did his ankle some good. – Eddie Kennison (KC) practiced on Wednesday and is on track to return to action this Sunday, alongside Dwayne Bowe (KC) after he missed most of last Sunday with a hamstring injury. – Steve Smith (CAR) took Wednesday’s practice off to rest a bruised hip. – After being released by the Raiders, Mike Williams is scheduled to visit his former USC offensive coordinator, Norm Chow and the Titans. – Laveranues Coles (NYJ) has been cleared to resume practicing and should return after the team’s bye in week 11. – After doctors reportedly suggested that he have season ending knee surgery, Javon Walker (DEN) underwent a simple “clean up” procedure and wants to attempt to play again this season. – Coach Gary Kubiak said that both Andre Johnson (HOU) and QB Matt Schuab “looked good at practice on Tuesday, signaling that they both could return in week 11. – Troy Brown (NE) will officially start to practice this week. – Chad Jackson (NE) has been activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list. – Terry Glenn (DAL) has been ruled out for this week and no timetable has been mentioned for his return. – Rod Smith (DEN) has been placed on IR, ending his season. – Eddie Kennison (KC), Kevin Curtis (PHI) and Reggie Brown (PHI) practiced Wednesday. – Marvin Harrison (IND), Bobby Wade (MIN) and Chad Johnson (CIN) were limited during practice on Wednesday. – Deion Branch (SEA), Sidney Rice (MIN), Santana Moss (WAS), Roscoe Parrish (BUF), Steve Smith (CAR) and Keary Colbert (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

Injury Watchlist: A list of injuries reported throughout the week, some teams did not report and player status will be reported when the official injury report is released on Friday.

Teams that did not report: DEN, SD, SF, Sea – BAL: Yamon Figurs (knee) – BUF: Roscoe Parrish (thigh) – CAR: Steve Smith (hip), Keary Colbert (foot) – CIN: Chad Johnson (neck), TJ Houshmandezadeh (knee) – DAL: Terry Glenn (knee), Isiah Stanback (shoulder) – GB: Ruvell Martin (back) – IND: Marvin Harrison (knee), Anthony Gonzalez (hand) – KC: Eddie Kennison (hamstring) – MIN: Sidney Rice (hamstring), Bobby Wade (knee) – NYG: Plaxico Burress (ankle), Steve Smith (shoulder, hamstring) – PHI: Reggie Brown (neck), Kevin Curtis (knee), Jason Avant (groin), Greg Lewis (chest) – STL: Dante Hall (ankle) – WAS: Santana Moss (heel)

Favorable Matchups:

CIN @ BAL: Baltimore ranks as the 5th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They are ranked as the 12th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position over the last 3 weeks up from 14th best against on the season. Baltimore has allowed 1,288 yards and 11 out of 13 touchdowns to the receivers. Baltimore allows a touchdown reception on 13% of converted receptions or every 7.91 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 1.38 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

PIT vs CLE: Cleveland ranks as the 2nd worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They are ranked as the worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. Cleveland has allowed 1,561 yards and 12 out of 20 touchdowns to the receivers. Cleveland allows a touchdown reception on 10% of converted receptions or every 10.09 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 1.50 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

SEA vs SF: San Francisco ranks as the 10th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis over the last 3 weeks. They are ranked as the 13th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position over the last 3 weeks. San Francisco has allowed 435 yards and 5 out of 6 touchdowns to the receivers during the last 3 weeks. San Francisco has allowed a touchdown reception on 14% of converted receptions or every 7.20 receptions on average to the receivers during the last 3 weeks. Totaling 1.67 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average during the last 3 weeks.

Unfavorable Matchups:

MIN @ GB: Green Bay ranks as the 3rd best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 11th worst against the quarterback position. Green Bay has only allowed 908 yards and 5 out of 12 passing touchdowns to the receivers. Green Bay has only allowed a touchdown reception on 9% of converted receptions or every 11.80 receptions on average to the receivers for the season. Totaling 0.63 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average. Their last 2 games, they have only allowed 211 yards and 0 touchdowns to the receivers.

CHI @ OAK: Oakland ranks as the 4th best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 3rd best fantasy group against the quarterback position. Oakland has only allowed 872 yards and 6 out of 7 touchdowns to the receivers. Oakland has only allowed a touchdown reception on 10% of converted receptions or every 10.50 receptions on average to the receivers for the season. Totaling 0.75 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average. Their last 3 games, they have only allowed 195 yards and 1 touchdown to the receivers.

SD vs IND: Indianapolis ranks as the 2nd best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 6th best fantasy group against the quarterback position. Indianapolis has only allowed 912 yards and 4 out of 8 touchdowns to the receivers. Indianapolis has only allowed a touchdown reception on 5% of converted receptions or every 21.25 receptions on average to the receivers for the season. Totaling 0.50 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average.

Watchlists: Players that may be available or are worth keeping an eye on.

David Patten – NO: Last Week – 6 targets, 4 receptions, 67%RC (reception conversion), 81 yards, 20.25 AYR (average yards per reception), 1 touchdown. New Orleans has found their gear and Patten is the #2 receiver on the team averaging 83 yards per game over the last 4 weeks.

Biggest Bust of the Year Watchlist: Ranked by ADP

1. Javon Walker – DEN: 30 targets, 19 receptions, 64%RC, 230 yards, 12.11 AYR, 0 touchdown

2. Marvin Harrison – IND: 32 targets, 20 receptions, 63%RC, 247 yards, 12.35 AYR, 1 touchdown

3. Andre Johnson – HOU: 20 targets, 14 receptions, 70%RC, 262 yards, 18.72 AYR, 3 touchdown

4. Lee Evans – BUF: 59 targets, 31 receptions, 53%RC, 514 yards, 16.58 AYR, 2 touchdown

5. Santana Moss – WAS: 51 targets, 24 receptions, 47%RC, 297 yards, 12.38 AYR, 0 touchdown

6. Reggie Brown – PHI: 57 targets, 27 receptions, 48%RC, 374 yards, 13.68 AYR, 0 touchdown

Rookie of the Year Watchlist:

1. Dwayne Bowe – KC: 47 targets, 29 receptions, 62%RC, 499 yards, 17.21 AYR, 3 touchdowns

2. James Jones – GB: 47 targets, 29 receptions, 62%RC, 432 yards, 14.90 AYR, 2 touchdowns

3. Calvin Johnson – DET: 33 targets, 18 receptions, 55%RC, 320 yards, 17.78 AYR, 2 touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown

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